CBSE, ICSE, other state board exams to be held offline as SC dismisses cancellation plea

A bench headed by Justice A M Khanwilkar observed that such a petition creates 'false hope' and 'confusion' all over.
Image used for representational purpose only. (File | A Sanesh, EPS)
Image used for representational purpose only. (File | A Sanesh, EPS)

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court Wednesday refused to entertain a plea seeking cancellation of offline board examinations for classes 10 and 12 to be conducted by the CBSE and several other boards this year.

A bench headed by Justice A M Khanwilkar observed that such a petition creates 'false hope' and 'confusion' all over.

"This creates not only false hopes, it creates confusion all over to students who are preparing," said the bench, also comprising Justices Dinesh Maheshwari and C T Ravikumar.

"Let the students do their job and let the authorities do their jobs," the bench observed.

The plea had sought directions to the CBSE and other education boards, which have proposed to hold board examinations for classes 10 and 12 in offline mode, to devise alternate modes of assessment.

The CBSE has decided to conduct term two board exams for class 10 and class 12 from April 26.

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